Jumpstart helps challenged

Jumpstart Neuro Development has established an intense educational programme to help young adults with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular disorders.

Jumpstart Neuro Development

Jumpstart Neuro Development therapist Dahlia Webb-Barrett, works with young adults learning how to perform functional skills and activities for daily living independently. Photo: Jewel Levy

During a four-week summer programme conducted by therapist Dahlia Webb-Barrett at the Lighthouse school, the group is participating in a number of challenging skills that will help them perform functional skills and activities for daily living independently.

Within the programme participants are taught how to accomplish maximum improvement of their challenged skills in a minimal amount of time.

Many of the children master things that they never did before in their lives such as roll, sit, crawl, stand or walk, said organisers of the programme.

This level of therapeutic teaching is not practical within a school setting. Unfortunately, only a few of the many children in need of such a service can afford the fees of this programme, thus leaving them unattended and missing the opportunity to learn how to achieve their potential, organisers said.

Jumpstart Neuro Development also provides speech and occupational therapy consultations and referrals to orthotic consultations as necessary, as well as assistance with ordering and acquiring various medical supplies and assistive devices utilized by this population.


For more information on how you can make a financial contribution, please contact NDT certified therapist Dahlia Webb-Barrett at 917-6908. or visit the website at www.jumpstart .ky.

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